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Sunderland updating affordable housing plan

Monday, November 23, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Amid a years-long struggle to increase housing options in town, meet the state’s affordable housing quota and regain some control over big housing projects proposed in town, Sunderland is updating its Housing Production Plan. The plan, developed by the town Housing Committee with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, seeks to help the town develop more affordable housing and meet a 10-percent affordable housing quota set forth in … 0

Neighbors: Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015

Hello neighbor. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m hearing from friends and relatives who are stressed because so many of their guests have limited diets at this point — we all know someone who eats gluten-free, is a vegan or vegetarian, is lactose intolerant, or has some other dietary restriction. That’s OK! I think the best way to approach the holiday, which, by the … 0

Letter: Climate change vs. global warming

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Recently, you had a reader claim that “people who bring up politics when debating climate change don’t understand science”. I would agree! Most people don’t disagree that the climate is changing, the climate is changing every day and has been for thousands of years! What many people disagree on is “man-made global warming”, see the difference? Its interesting how liberals changed their terminology … 3

Neighbors: Human Error’s Greenfield Word Fest no mistake

Monday, October 19, 2015

Hello neighbor. Human Error Publishing will present its sixth Greenfield Annual Word Festival starting today and running through Sunday — six days of WORDS in downtown Greenfield. Awesome! Along with authors and poets reading their works all week, there will be an ongoing book fair. The Arts Block … 0

‘Clean Sweep’ waste collection day Saturday

Monday, October 19, 2015

Been wanting to get rid that bulky trash not normally accepted at your trash transfer station? The Franklin County Solid Waste District is holding its fall “Clean Sweep” bulky waste collection on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. The three drop-off sites are: the Buckland Recreation … 0

Tractor parade revs up Sunday

Friday, October 16, 2015

HATFIELD — The Hampshire County Farm Bureau is set to host its third annual tractor ride Sunday Oct. 18th. The tractor ride, which encompasses a scenic 30-mile route through Hatfield, Whately, Sunderland and Hadley, raises funds for local agricultural groups. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. from the … 0

Conway man leads police on early morning chase

Friday, October 16, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — A Conway man faces a lengthy list of charges after leading police from two towns on an early morning pursuit. Joshua Michael Jones, 19, was arrested after police say he failed to pull over during a traffic stop on River Road and instead accelerated to … 0

Neighbors: Montague’s K-9 Artie needs a new ride

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hello neighbor. K-9 Artie, whose real name is Arthur, and his partner, Montague police officer James Ruddock, need a new ride and they’re asking us to help. Montague Police Department will hold a tailgate party to raise money for a new cruiser that will accommodate a four-legged officer. … 0

Noah Jackson, ‘The Voice’ singer from Sunderland, loses in show’s ‘Battle Round’

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

SUNDERLAND — Noah Jackson, the aspiring musician from Sunderland who landed a spot on NBC’s “The Voice,” was eliminated Tuesday night during the Battle Round portion of the competition. As a member of Gwen Stefani’s team, Jackson competed … 0

Sunderland man who threatened Frontier to change plea

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

GREENFIELD — Nicholas R. Schauer, the Sunderland man who threatened to carry out a mass shooting at Frontier Regional School last fall, will plead guilty to charges of threatening to commit a mass shooting, six counts of threatening to commit murder and disturbing a school assembly during a … 0

Neighbors: Neighbor receives award for military service

Monday, October 12, 2015

Hello neighbor. Congratulations to our neighbor Tom Williams of Shelburne, who recently received the National Guard Legion of Merit award for outstanding service. Tom served in the military for 42 years. It took more than a year for … 0

Anti-bullying assembly for Frontier girls set for Tuesday

Sunday, October 11, 2015

SOUTH DEERFIELD — KindCampaign, an internationally recognized anti-bullying organization, will visit Frontier Regional High School Tuesday, to raise awareness of girl-against-girl aggression. The organization’s assembly will be held at 8:30 a.m. for girls in grades 7 through 12. Vice Principal Scott Dredge said the event will feature a … 0

Local man’s ‘go for broke’ moment pays off

Friday, October 9, 2015

When Sunderland native Noah Jackson stepped onto the stage in Los Angeles Sept. 22 for his so-called blind audition before the judges on NBC’s TV show “The Voice,” he says he knew it could be a defining moment — a chance of a lifetime. Why not, then, go … 0